NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #197 ~ 07-20-19]

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Pictured: Link Wray.

It didn’t start well, that much was obvious. DJ Lee-Roy stormed into the booth as last Saturday’s show commenced, hurling all manner of imprecations at his long-suffering legal guardian (and occasional bail bondsman) Reeshard. Was it just the bar’s noteworthy lack of air conditioning? Oh, hell no. Our favorite pit bull thought that his dedicated human was hiding the latest issue of Paws’n’Gravy, a curious dog fetish mag to which Lee-Roy subscribes. Once Reeshard pointed out that his co-host was sitting on the periodical in question, all was forgiven and it was off to the races: Over three dozen storming tunes played, while news arrived of another ultra-sleazy double bill screening at the Madison…and Uncle Morty’s truck arrived as well, the latter none too soon for one over-heated canine DJ. So much more happened — with action galore transpiring on the bar’s Outdoor Patio™ — but you’ll have to listen to get the full picture. Click right down there and the Purple Bat Lounge’s unique ambiance will materialize in the comparative safety of your own home…

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 197 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Temptations — “Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)” — The Temptations: The Ultimate Collection

Picoby Band D’Abomey — “Mé Adomina” — African Scream Contest Vol. 2: Benin 1963-1980

The Chandelles — “Jetster” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 1: Big Noise From Waimea!

Kamal Keila — “Al Asafir” — Muslims and Christians

The Everpresent Fullness — “Doin’ A Number” — Mindrocker Vol. 3

Margaret With Bunnys — “Aeba Suki Suki” — Nippon Girls 1: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-70

Texas Ray — “Mary Ann” — Savage Kick Vol. 1

Junior Ross & The Spears — “Bow Down Babylon / Bow Down Babylon (Dub)” — Babylon Fall

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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JJ Jackson & The Jackaels — “Oo-Ma-Liddi” — Born Bad Vol. 6

THE SECOND SET

Black Savage — “I Don’t Know What To Do” — Black Savage

Nat Kendrick — “Hot Chile” — Instrumentals Soul-Style 1955-1962

Grupo 2000 — “El Viajero De Ruta” — El Destape

Link Wray & The Wray Men — “Tijuana” — Slinky! The Epic Sessions ’58-’61

Poom Puwarin — “Tai Por Karm Bar” — Luk Thung! The Roots Of Thai Funk: Zudrangma Vol. 3

Lou Reed — “You’re Driving Me Insane” — Pre-Velvet Underground

Cesar Concepcion — “El Club De Las Cuatro Patas” — Nostalgique Porto Rico: Plenas, Guarachas, Boléros Et Chansons Jibaras 1940-1960

Illinois Jacquet & His Orchestra — “Spanish Boots” — Bosses Of The Ballad

The Ethiopians — “Fire A Mus Mus Tail” — Reggae Hit The Town

The Essene Brotherhood Band — “The Funky Bandwagon” — Rare Soul: Groove & Grind 1963-1973

Adnan Othman — “Sapu Tangan” — Bersyukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend

THE THIRD SET

Prince Valiant — “Back Yard” — Keb Darge’s Legendary Deep Funk Volume 3

Daniel Forestal Et Sa Guitar — “Ces P’tits Je T’aime” — Disques Debs International Vol.1: An Island Story: Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960-1972

The Hallmarks — “Soul Shakin’ Psychedelic Sally” — Teen Expo: The Cleopatra Label

Salim El Baroudi — “Fatouma” — Zamaan Ya Sukkar: Exotic Love Songs And Instrumentals From The Egyptian ’60s

Ramones — “I Don’t Want You” — Road to Ruin

Le Grand Kalle, Don Gonzola, Manu Dibango et l’African Team — “Essous Spiritou” — Le Grand Kalle Vol. 2

Bobby Lester — “Am I The Man” — Rock’n Roll Dance Party Volume One

The Son Of P.M. — “Lhow Lenum” — Shadow Music Of Thailand

Wire — “Dot Dash” — Chairs Missing (reissue bonus track)

Pedro Flores — “Borracho No Vale” — Pedro Flores 1933-1942

THE FINAL SET

Bonzo Dog Band — “The Strain” — Let’s Make Up And Be Friendly

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “The Entebbe Affair” — African Dub All-Mighty: Chapter 3

Alan Vega and Martin Rev — “Dream Baby Dream” — Suicide (Second Album)

Ry-Co Jazz — “Marie Jose” — Rumba ‘Round Africa

Royal Jokers — “I Don’t Like You That Much” — Jook Block Busters Vol. 1

The Stern Selection — “We Don’t Care” — Ain’t Nothin’ ‘Bout ‘Gator Huntin’!

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Jack Nitzsche — “I’m The Loneliest Fool” — Three Piece Suite: The Reprise Recordings 1971-1973

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #196 ~ 07-13-19]

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Pictured: King Tubby.

Simply put, it was too freaking hot. Which went a long ways to explaining the comparative torpor at the Purple Bat Lounge last Saturday night. It was too hot for scams, too hot for violence, too hot for inappropriate propositions and certainly too hot for dancing. But that didn’t stop DJ’s Reeshard & Lee-Roy from doing their level best to encourage the bar’s patrons to get out on the floor. Later, as the temperature dropped a few degrees and after Uncle Morty’s truck appeared, some rhythmic motion could be detected among the assembled throng. There’s probably decent A/C at your place, so why not try dancing there? At least you won’t get anything on your outfit, which probably would have happened if you’d been with us on Saturday. Click the arrow a few pixels south of this sentence and find out for yourself…

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 196 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Barry White — “I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby” — Barry White: The Ultimate Collection

Peter King — “Jo Jolo” — Miliki Sound

The Tempests — “Lemon Lime” — Strummin’ Mental! Pt. 2: Raw, Crude, Instrumental R&R!

Fadoul — “Laylat Al Jadba” — Al Zman Saib

Jessie Floyd — “Satan’s Wife” — Songs From Satan’s Jukebox Vols.1 & 2

The Pioneers — “Long Up Your Mouth” — Long Shot

Jimmy McCracklin — “Let’s Do It All” — The Jerk Boom! Bam! 1

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Michael & the Jesters — “Screwdriver” — Frolic Diner Vol. 2

THE SECOND SET

The Philosophers — “Mama’s Orgy (Cold Sweat)” — Good God! Heavy Funk Covers of James Brown From All Over The World 1968-1974

Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers — “Think It Over (Before You Break My Heart)” — One Track Mind! More Motown Guys

Mahamoud Ahmed — “Aynoche Terabu’ — Ethiopiques Box 7″

The Morells — “Ugly and Slouchy” — Shake and Push

King Tubby — “The Immortal Dub” — The Roots Of Dub

Funkadelic — “Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On” — Music for Your Mother

Les Pachas Du Canapé Vert — “Désordre Musical” — Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960-1978

Richard Lloyd — “Alchemy” — Alchemy

THE THIRD SET

Cortijo Y Su Combo Con Ismael Rivera — “Dejalo Que Suba” — Baile Con Cortijo Y Su Combo

Shoes — “Okay” — Black Vinyl Shoes

Asha Bhosle & R. D. Burman — “Dum Maro Dum” — Bollywood Funk: 15 Funk-Fuelled Grooves From The Bollywood Classics

The Velvetones — “Penalty Of Love” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 2

Orquesta Joe Cain — “Kenyatta” — Brown Sugar: Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo

Sly And The Family Stone — “Dance To The Music (Single Master)” — Higher!

Fela & Africa 70 — “Igbe” — Gentleman

The Habits — “Elbow Baby” — The Mod Scene

Los Speakers — “Lucilla” — Delicuentes

THE FINAL SET

Roxy Music — “Virginia Plain” — Singles, B-Sides And Alternative Mixes

Abdel Aziz El Mubarak — “Tahrimni Minnak’ — Abdel Aziz El Mubarak

Carl ‘Little Rev’ Lattimore — “Carl’s Dance Party” — Let’s Soul Dance: Black Dance Crazes 1957-1962

Lệ Thu — “Mừng Nắng Xuân Về” — Saigon Supersound Vol. 2

Andre Williams — “Whip Your Booty” — Whip Your Booty!: Rare & Unreleased Soul, Funk & Dance Jams From The Vaults Of Andre Williams – 1967-1977

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Wha-ha-ha — “Nojari” — Getahaitekonakucha

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #195 ~ 07-06-19]

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Pictured: The MC5.

After a work-related hiatus lasting the better part of a month, DJ’s Reeshard & Lee-Roy returned to the DJ booth in the Purple Bat Lounge to find…that nothing had changed appreciably. Sure, the temperature had ramped up significantly. It was now July, after all, which meant the Outdoor Patio — being some folding chairs set outside the bar’s back door near the trash cans — was now the place to hang. Especially if your idea of a good time comprised watching local ‘entrepreneur’ Lotsa Poppa throw cockroaches at the bug zapper hanging above said Patio. The sound of three dozen great tunes, played at lease-breaking levels, entertained the under-the-stars set, as did the sound of that warped tape loop of “Für Elise” announcing the mid-evening arrival of Uncle Morty’s truck. So much more happened and so much could have been forgotten, were it not all recorded for posterity. And now you can hear it, too, just by clicking the big arrow…right…down…there…

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 195 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Street People — “You’re My One Weakness Girl” — Frankie Crocker: “Do It Frankie, Do It To It!”

Deke Tom Dollard — “Beant” — Na You

The Hustlers — “Wailin’ Out” — It Came from the Beach: Surf, Drag and Rockin’ Instros

Manny Corchado — “Pow Wow” — Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-Vous In Young Nuyorica

The Zanies — “Russian Roulette” — Sounds of the Unexpected: Weird & Wacky Instrumentals from Pop’s Final Frontiers

Hùng Cường & Mai Lệ Huyền — “Tại Anh Hay Tại Em” — Saigon Supersound Vol. 2

The Ontarios — “Lover’s Mambo” — Ai! Si! Si!: Mambo & Latin Flavoured Rhythm & Blues

Los Orientales De Paramonga — “El Bosque” — Fiesta En Oriente

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Betty Dickson — “Shanty Tramp” — Teen-Age Riot!

THE SECOND SET

The Overnight Players — “Shaka The Great” — Channel 1 • Well Charge

Bobby Lee Trammell — “The Arkansas Twist” — Mod: The Early Years Vol. 2

Tabou Combo De Petion-Ville — “Compas Popcorn” — Respect…

Patti Paladin — “Trial By Fire” — Lone 45rpm

Napo De Mi Amor — “Cacatchoule” — Togo Soul 70: Edits & Rarities

Jerry & The Continentals — “I’ve Had It” — Badger A-Go-Go

Benny Soebardja — “Gut Rock” — The Lizard Years

MC5 — “Gotta Keep Movin’” — High Time

THE THIRD SET

Jimmy Mawi — “Black Dialogue” — Soundway 45rpm

Yabby You — “Vengeance in Dub” — Dub it to the Top 1976-1979

Jerry-O — “Karate Boo-Ga-Loo” — Shout 45rpm

Cesar Concepcion — “A La Plena” — Nostalgique Porto Rico : Plenas, Guarachas, Boléros Et Chansons Jibaras 1940-1960

Joyce Harris — “No Way Out” — Rock’n’Roll Dance Party Volume Three

Ammar El Shariey — “Souk Al Abeed” — Egypt & Lebanon: Cosmic Arabic Disco & Searing Dance Floor Bangers 1974-1985

The Coasters — “I Must Be Dreamin’” — 50 Coastin’ Classics

Angel Luis Torruellas y su Conjunto Pleneros de Borinquen — “Camelia” — ¡Saoco! The Bomba and Plena Explosion in Puerto Rico 1954-1966

The Cramps — “Fissure of Rolando” — Fiends Of Dope Island

THE FINAL SET

Little Louie & The Finger Cymbals — “Shirley” — Las Vegas Grind Vol. 7

Pamelo Mounk’a — “Youyourou Nyoumba” — Pamelo Mounk’a

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas — “Show Me The Way” — 20 Original Mod Classics

The Techniques — “Find A Fool” — Techniques In Dub

The Brogues — “Don’t Shoot Me Down” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 3: Feeling Zero

Adnan Othman — “Sa-Untai Kata Sakuntum Bakti” — Bersyukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend

The Mysterions — “Jerico Rock” — The Surf Creature Vol. 3

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The All-Night Workers — “Why Don’t You Smile Now” — Lou Reed Pre-VU

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #194 ~ 06-15-19]

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Pictured: Los Mirlos.

The assembled fathers within The Purple Bat Lounge celebrated their special day this past Saturday evening. You could justly accuse them of jumping the gun, but were you there, the collective Dad impatience was understandable. There was great music, selected with verve and esprit de corps by the bar’s DJ’s, Reeshard & Lee-Roy. There were intriguing transactions made just outside the door to the alley. Cocktails were served in quantity, despite bartender LaWanda being ostensibly M.I.A. throughout the festivities. Uncle Morty turned up in his ‘distressed finish’ truck, bearing party favors that couldn’t be ignored. And when all was said and done, what did the Dads in attendance have to show for their pre-Father’s Day bash? Some empty Wippets containers rolling down the staircase to the basement, the occasional discarded condom wrapper, a persistent ringing in the ears…and the feeling that one had truly been somewhere. We can at very least impart this last takeaway to you, dear listeners. Simply click where you’re supposed to, a few pixels south of this sentence…

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 194 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

O’Jays — “Give the People What They Want” — Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975

Tala Am — “Sugar Lump (Edit)” — Africa Airways Five (Brace Brace Boogie 1976-1982)

Danny Steel — “Chinese Twist” — The Surf Creature

Chettini And The Turkish Trio — “Bagdad” — Oriental Soul

Chuck Brown — “Hard Times At My Door” — Jookin’ Vol. 8

Dave Cortez & the Moon People — “Happy Soul (With a Hook)” — The Bad Boogaloo: Nu Yorican Sounds 1966-1970

The Valentines — “That’s It Man” — Get On The Right Track: Mod R&B, Jazz & Ska

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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The Savoys — “Blo Jangs” — Las Vegas Grind Vol. 7

THE SECOND SET

Mighty Duke — “Be Yourself” — Tropical Disco Hustle

The Undertones — “Jump Boys” — The Undertones

The Orchestra Soledad — “El Ritmo Soledad” — Dj Amir Presents Buena Música Y Cultura: Good Music And Culture: Rare Latin Sounds From Across The Americas

Doctor Mix And The Remix — “I Can’t Control Myself (Version)” — Rough Trade 45rpm

I-Roy And Augustus Pablo — “Devil’s Brother In Law” — Tape Rolling! …With Bunny Lee & Friends: On Wax And In The Studio 1971-74

Vibrettes — “Humpty Dump” — The Sound Of Funk Volume Two: Serious 70’s Heavyweight Rarities

Nemours Jean Baptiste — “Haiti Cumbia” — Tanbou Toujou Lou: Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz & Electric Folklore from Haiti 1960-1981

Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm — “Potato Mash” — Ike’s Instrumentals

Ros Serey Sothea — “Chnang Jas Bai Chgn-Ainj (Old Pot, Tasty Rice)” — Cambodian Rocks

The Teddy Boys — “Jezebel” — Garage Punk Unknowns Part 1

THE THIRD SET

Black Sugar — “Fuego” — Black Sugar II

The Bobbettes — “Speedy” — The Ultimate Collection

Lafayette Afro Rock Band — “Sikiliza” — Afon: 10 Unreleased Afro Funk Recordings (1971-1974)

Howlin Wolf — “Shake-For-Me” — Chess 45rpm

The Aggrovators — “A Chiney Man Version” — Johnny In The Echo Chamber

Johnny Kidd and The Pirates — “Please Don’t Touch” — The Johnny Kidd Collection

The Duncan Brothers — “Dreams” — Panama! 2: Latin, Calypso & Funk On The Isthmus 1967-77

Marvin Gaye — “Running from Love [instr, vers 1]” — Let’s Get It On

THE FINAL SET

The Move — “Do Ya” — United Artists 45rpm

Los Mirlos — “La Danza Del Petroleo” — Cumbia Amazónica

Gerald Wilson — “Mambo Mexicana” — Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960

Joseph Kabasele & African Jazz — “Africa Mokili Mobimba” — Golden Afrique Vol. 2

The Harmonettes — “Shame Shame Shame” — Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil-Up

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Procol Harum — “Your Own Choice” — Home

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #193 ~ 06-08-19]

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Pictured: Willie Bobo.

Spring proceeds apace at the Purple Bat Lounge, as climbing temperatures prompt the regulars into something resembling liveliness, only to see them slump face-first on the bar top a few moments later. Bartender LaWanda is still MIA for the most part, indicating that she’s doing a brisk business with tech sector clients in her Port-A-Dungeon™, down in the bar’s basement. Upstairs, DJ’s Reeshard & Lee-Roy spin four storming sets of transgressive music from all over the place. And, as always, our favorite deliveryman Uncle Morty makes his requisite mid-show appearance. (When Lee-Roy takes receipt of a small can labeled Ruben & The Jets, he gets a pocket history lesson from his owner.) Refreshing noise curated for discriminating palates, delivered in a subtly narcotic atmosphere…what more do you want? Go on, it’s…just…down…there…

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 193 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

People’s Choice — “Do It Any Way You Wanna” — Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975

The Mebusas — “Mr. Bull Dog (Original 45 Version)” — The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria

The Tradewinds — “Gotcha” — Strummin’ Mental! Vol. 4

Champagne — “Funky Do” — Saigon Supersound Vol. 2

Frankie Lee Simms — “She Likes To Boogie Real Low” — ‘Black’ Rock ‘N’ Roll – Savage Kick Vol. 01

Junior Ross & The Spears — “Judgement Time (& Dub)” — Babylon Fall

The Supremes — “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart” — 20 Original Mod Classics

Selcuk Alagoz — “Malabadi Köprüsü” — Psych Funk A’ La Turkish Vol.2

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Igo Kantor — “Paula’s Pretty Pussy” — Russ Meyer’s: Good Morning… And Goodbye! / Cherry, Harry & Raquel / Mondo Topless

THE SECOND SET

Zorba & The Greeks — “Shockwave” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 4: Shockwave!

Gaby Siarras — “Sauvagement Sexy” — Disque La Rayé: 60’s French West-Indies Boo-Boo-Galoo

Wire — “Two People In A Room” — 154 (Special Edition)

Willie Bobo — “Sunny” — We Got Latin Soul: Boogaloo & Funk Too!

Steve Alaimo & The Red Coats — “Home By Eleven” — Rampage! 17 Full-Throttled Rockers!

Kio Amachree — “Ivory” — Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria

The Butlers (featuring Frank Beverly) — “Shop Around” — CamPark Records: The Vocal Groups Vol. 4

Martin López Y Sus Estrellas — “Chicha Morada” — Cocinando

Ronnie Burns — “Exit Stage Right” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

THE THIRD SET

Charanjit Singh — “Lekar Ham Diwana Dil – Transicord (Yaadon Ki Baaraat)” — Instrumental Film Tunes

Shalimar & His Friends — “Voodoo Mash Pt.1 & 2” — Mambo 10: Nitty Gritty

Johnny’s Guitar — “Bangsaen ’66” — Thai Beat A Go Go Vol. 1: Groovy 60’s Sounds from the Land of Smile!

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers — “I Wanna Be Loved” — L.A.M.F. (The Lost ’77 Mixes)

Coco Lagos Y Sus Orates — “La Rumba Empezo” — Ritmo Caliente

The Rolling Stones — “Oh, Baby (We Got A Good Thing Going)” — Out Of Our Heads [UK Version] [Remastered; Mono]

Emy Jackson — “Tenshi No Itazura” — Nippon Girls 1: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-70

ESG — “Tiny Sticks” — A South Bronx Story

Yabby You — “Achieving in Dub” — Dub it To The Top 1976-1979

THE FINAL SET

The Modern Lovers — “Roadrunner” — The Modern Lovers

Adnan Othman — “Kau Ku Chari” — Bersyukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend

The Thundermen — “Conjagua” — Kiski 45rpm

Joseph Kabasele — “Matanga Ya Mobido” — Le Grand Kallé: His Life, His Music – Joseph Kabasele And The Creation Of Modern Congolese Music

The 13th Floor Elevators — “You’re Gonna Miss Me” — The Psychedelic Sounds Of (Mono)

Ilaiyaraaja / Vani Jairam — “Thanimayil” — Solla Solla: Maestro Ilaiyaraaja and The Electronic Pop Sound of Kollywood 1977-1983

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Dr. John, The Night Tripper — “Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya” — Gris-Gris [mono]

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #192 ~ 06-01-19]

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Pictured: Don Van Vliet a.k.a. Captain Beefheart.

Last Saturday evening kicked off with a chestnut much loved by the patrons of The Purple Bat Lounge: Bettye Crutcher’s “Sugar Daddy.” The lyrics immediately sank their unholy claws into DJ Lee-Roy’s fetid canine mind. Within the hour, our favorite pit bull was obsessed with what he perceived as his predestined status: sugar daddy. Which, of course, provided the impetus for much spirited banter between the dog and his co-host/owner/bail bondsman, Reeshard. Thankfully, none of this got in the way of some three dozen tunes comprising the evening’s musical backdrop. Nor did it distract Lee-Roy when Uncle Morty’s truck pulled up in front…but then, what could? Another female empowerment twin-bill screened at The Madison and, overall, a most righteous time was had by all in attendance. Which, now, can be shared by you in the comparative safety of your own home. Go ahead, click the little arrow and find out for yourself…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 192 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Bettye Crutcher — “Sugar Daddy” — Long As You Love Me

Francois Lougah — “Pecoussa” — African Pearls 5 – Cote D’ivoire: West African Crossroads

The Centuries — “Anniversary Hop” — Teen Expo: The Cleopatra Label

Benny Soebardja — “Losing Time” — The Lizard Years

The Ideals — “Go Get A Wig” — Jump And Shout!

Gordon Henderson & U Convention — “Hard World” — Sofrito 45rpm

Paul Gayten — “The Hunch” — Mod: The Early Years Vol. 1

Jah Stitch — “Real Born African” — Bunny Lee: Dreads Enter the Gates with Praise, The Mighty Striker Shoots the Hits!

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Davie Allan & The Arrows — “Devils Angels Theme” — Devil’s Angels OST

THE SECOND SET

Ibo Combo — “Ti Garçon” — Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960-1978

Jimmy Beck And His Orch. — “Arabian Blues” — Zil 45rpm

Kalambya Sisters — “Wavinya” — Kenya-Congo Connection: From The Archives of Audio Productions, Nairobi, Kenya

Charles Senns — “Gee Whee Liz” — Dr. Boogie Presents 26 Deranged and Smokin’ Cool Cats: The Rocketing Rise and Fast Decline Of A Music Form Called Rockabilly 1954-1959

Laghonia — “World Full Of Nuts” — Back To Peru Vol. 1 : The Most Complete Compilation Of Peruvian Underground ’64-’74

Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band — “You Know You’re a Man” — Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)

Tita Duval Y El Nuevo Ritmo De Bobby Rey — “Batukacuto” — Cumbias Internacionales

Hank Jacobs — “Elijah Rockin’ with Soul (unedited)” — Instrumental Explosion: Incendiary Funk and R&B 1966-73

THE THIRD SET

Roxy Music — “The Thrill Of It All (USA 7” Mix)” — Singles, B-Sides And Alternative Mixes

Mighty Sparrow — “Fool Fool Fool” — Sparromania! Wit, Wisdom & Soul From King Of Calypso 1962-1974

Johnny Talbot — “Whatcha-Wanna-Do Pt.1” — Red Fire 45rpm

Kazi Aniruddha — “O Haseena” — Bollywood Steel Guitar

Baby Ray and The Ferns — “How’s Your Bird” — Paul Buff Presents: Highlights from the Pal and Original Sound Studio Archives

Sexteto Electronico Moderno — “Muere Pequena Bestia” — Sounds From The Elegant World: Groovy Night Club Music From Uruguay (1968-71)

Pop-A-Groove — “Dance Your Ass Off” — Pop-A-Groove: ’70s Rare Soul & Funk Collide on the Dancefloor

Karl Hector & the Malcouns — “Push Na Ya” — Unstraight Ahead

The Five Of Us — “Hey You” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 1: Like What, Me Worry?

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Jungle Dub” — African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3

THE FINAL SET

The Detroit Cobras — “I Wanna Holler (But The Town’s Too Small)” — Baby

El Opio — “Kashanga” — Ayahuasca: Cumbias Psicodélicas Vol. 1

Sly — “Buttermilk, Pt. 1” — Higher!

Super Sweet Talks International — “Kyekye Pe Aware” — Adjoa

Jimmy McCracklin — “The Walk” — Get On The Right Track: Mod R&B, Jazz & Ska

Thepporn Petch-Ubon — “Par Gun Koh” — Luk Thung! The Roots Of Thai Funk: Zudrangma Vol. 3

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Family — “My Friend The Sun” — Bandstand

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #191 ~ 04-27-19]

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Pictured: Angie Dickinson as Police Woman.

By way of compensation for the lack of a new NCIP episode this past week…here’s Episode 191 from the previous week, which we never got around to posting. Why? Anybody’s guess, really. Simply too many plates in the air at once, with none of these containing poutine. This episode’s a good one, though, so stop reading and start clicking…just…down…there…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 191 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Boney M. — “Daddy Cool” — Gold: 20 Super Hits

The Funkees — “Point Of No Return” — Point Of No Return

Nautiloids — “Nautiloid Reef” — Concussion!!! 18 Gougin’ Instrumentals 1958-1965

Los Pacheco — “Busca Ambiente” — Sabroso Guaguanco Vol. 5

Willie Mitchell — “The Champion (Pt.1)” — The Hi Records Masters: Willie Mitchell

Louise Kennedy — “Poo Yai Lee” — Thai Beat A Go Go Vol. 1: Groovy 60’s Sounds from the Land of Smile!

Gerhard Heinz — “All You Need Is Beat” — Melodies in Love: The Erotic World of Gerhard Heinz

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Sir Collins — “Black Panther” — Dancehall ’69: 40 Skinhead Reggae Rarities

THE SECOND SET

V. & B.B. — “They Just Rock ‘n’ Rolling” — Rock’n’Roll Dance Party Volume One

Volta Jazz — “Mousso Koroba Tike” — Bobo Yeye: Belle Époque in Upper Volta

The Four Casts — “Stormy Weather” — Atlantic 45rpm

Los Destellos — “Guajira Sicodelica” — Cumbia Beat Vol.1

Kool Kuzzins — “Love Can Be True” — Aliens Psychos & Wild Things 2

Johnny Clarke — “Move Out Of Babylon Rastaman” — A Ruffer Version: Johnny Clarke At King Tubby’s 1974-78

Classie Ballou — “Crazy Mambo” — Mambo Vol. 5: Mambo Diablo

Teungjai Bunpraruksa — “Ngun Pad Baht” — Thai? Dai!: The Heavier Side of the Luk Thung Underground

Thunderclap Newman — “Wild Country” — Hollywood Dream

THE THIRD SET

Grupo Bota — “Solos” — Venezuela 70 Vol 2: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 70s & Beyond

Bobby Freeman — “(I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy” — 75 MODern Sounds

Rafael Labasta Y Su Orquesta — “Mucho Guacuancó” — The Best Of Rafael Labasta Y Su Orquesta

Vinnie Rogers — “Flash Flood” — Duel 45prm

Junior Murvin — “Roots Train” — Police And Thieves

The Sprague Brothers — “Waiting For You” — Forever And A Day

Sayed Salamah — “Ard El Marrah (Mambo)” — Zamaan Ya Sukkar: Exotic Love Songs And Instrumentals From The Egyptian ’60s

The Feelies — “Fa Ce La” — Ork Records: New York, New York

Hayko — “Eyvallah” — Psych Funk À La Turkish Vol. 1

Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band — “Dirty Blue Gene (Version 2)” — The Spotlight Kid Outtakes

THE FINAL SET

The Stooges — “I Wanna Be Your Dog” — The Stooges

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo — “Yeye We Nou Mi” — The 1st Album

Gay Papa — “Gay Papa Cha Cha” — Las Vegas Grind Vol. 7

Sohail Rana — “Cobra Sway” — Khyber Mail

The Triumphs — “Surfside Date” — Back From The Grave # 2

Cecil Lloyd — “Rhumbina” — Jamaica Jazz From Federal Records: Carib Roots, Jazz, Mento, Latin, Merengue & Rhumba 1960-1968

The Lincoln Trio — “Garden Of Eden” — Bad Ass Instrumentals

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Henry Mancini — “Theme From ‘Police Woman’” — The Cop Show Themes

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #190 ~ 04-20-19]

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Pictured: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

To inhabit the Purple Bat Lounge on an optimum Saturday evening, as was the one just past, was to feel life’s crude energy flowing through one’s person…in a particularly dodgy part of town. The air within the bar was colored by music chock-full of vivid and violent ideas. Without, the temperature was conducive to making deals in the back alley, though the reopening of the bar’s Outdoor Patio remains a few degrees distant. It was that peculiar time, winter’s torpor slowly being shed for a hedonistic tilt better suited to warm weather. In other words: Uncle Morty’s truck couldn’t arrive soon enough. DJ’s Reeshard & Lee-Roy did their level best to shepherd the assembled throng — well, those still conscious by 9 pm — through this unstable period, offering the promise of an ultra-violent Blaxploitation twin bill at The Madison in addition to nearly three dozen storming tunes. Hear all this and more, yours for the mere click on a virtual transport button…just…down…there…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 190 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Tavares — “It Only Takes a Minute” — Sweet Soul Music: 24 Scorching Classics From 1975

Afro National — “Money Palava” — African Experimentals (1972-1979)

Zu Zu Blues Band — “Zu Zu Man” — A&M 45rpm

Los Yetis — “Revolucionando” — Nadaismo A Go-Go

Dennys Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band — “Guitar Big Band” — Movers!

Nisar Bazmi — “Izhar Bhi Mushkil Hai” — More Early Pakistani Dance Music Vol. 2 (From Original 7″ Vinyl 1966-1978)

Johnny Jones & The King Casuals — “Soul Poppin’” — Mod Life Crisis: 60’s Mod Anthems For The In Crowd

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Oceanliners — “Funky Pants” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Les Difficiles De Petion-Ville — “Refuge Moin” — Ce La Vie

Jimmy Trotter — “Hungry And Thirsty” — Black Rock Rhythm Meat

Terry & The Bunnys — “Feedback Guitar” — Now It’s Eleki Time

Morells — “Gettin’ In Shape” — Shake and Push

Alemayehu Eshete — “Chiro Adarie Negne” — Ethiopiques Box 7″

Cosmo — “I’m A Little Mixed Up” — Sadaba & Gibble Gobble: Exotic Blues and Rhythm Vols. 5 & 6

Hajime Kaburagi — “Yasagure Anego Den’ — Killing Melody: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies

The Sierras — “Party At Taco Town” — Bug Out Vol.1

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Jubilation Dub” — African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3

Wire — “Mr Suit” — Pink Flag

THE THIRD SET

Rob — “More” — Funky Rob Way

The Olivers — “Beeker Street” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 1: Like What, Me Worry?

Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez — “Pete’s Boogaloo” — Big Bad Boogaloo: Latin Boogaloo From The Big Apple

The Cramps — “Cramp Stomp” — Big Beat From Badsville

Juaneco Y Su Combo — “La Patadita” — Masters Of Chicha 1

New York Dolls — “Vietnamese Baby” — New York Dolls

Ali Hassan Kuban — “Sandalia (Sandalwood Perfume)” — Real Nubian: Cairo Wedding Classics

Lizzy Mercier Descloux — “Mission impossible” — Press Color

Rayrai Na Koratch — “Lack Of Gasoline” — Thai Funk ZudRangMa Vol. 2

THE FINAL SET

Roxy Music — “All I Want Is You” — Country Life

African Jazz — “Pesa Le Tout” — Congo: Rumba On The River

Fat Daddy Holmes — “Chicken Rock” — Action: The Apex Records Story 1960-1962

Meridian Brothers Y Grupo Renacimiento — “Poema Del Salsero Resentido” — Names You Can Trust 45rpm

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins — “All Night” — Spellbound!

Count Machukie — “Pepper Pot” — Jamaican Funk Experience

The Velvet Underground — “I Heard Her Call My Name” — White Light/White Heat ’68 (Mono Version)

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Daniel Grau — “Voy Caminando Feliz” — Venezuela 70 Vol. 2: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 70s & Beyond

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #189 ~ 04-13-19]

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Pictured: Andre “Mr. Rhythm” Williams, R.I.P..

Returning after more than a month’s work related absence, Reeshard & Lee-Roy  resumed business within the DJ booth at the Purple Bat Lounge last Saturday evening. Those who can recall the night in question — but who speaks to those people? — say it was like the pair had never left. Certainly all the ingredients of a successful night on the town were present and accounted for: A human and his faithful feckless pit bull spinning nearly three dozen tunes at lease-breaking volume; a double-feature of Russ Meyer nudie-cuties screening at the Madison; and, of course, Uncle Morty’s former ice cream truck making its requisite mid-show appearance. Of course, onto each parade some rain must fall. It was with no little sorrow that the respective departures from this mortal coil of both Andre Williams (long-standing patron saint of NCIP) and defining iconoclast Scott Walker were duly commemorated during the broadcast. But even those memento mori enhanced a couple of entertaining hours wasted in downtown Detroit. Hear for yourself by clicking a few pixels to the south of these words…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 189 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Ohio Players — “Streakin’ Cheek To Cheek” — Skin Tight

Charly Kingson — “Nanga ‘Boko” — Africa Airways Five (Brace Brace Boogie 1976-1982)

The Savoys — “Razorback” — Strictly Instrumental Vol.11

Mustafa Özkent — “Zeytinyağlı” — Anatolia Rocks: A Musical Trip Through Turkey 1968-83

Wire — “Our Swimmer [2nd Length] (Single)” — 154 (Special Edition)

Orquestra Cubana De Mùsica Moderna — “El Niche” — Ouh La La !!… Vol.3: Go-Go & Tropical

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Andre Williams — “The Greasy Chicken” — Mr. Rhythm

THE SECOND SET

The Har-You Percussion Group — “Welcome To The Party” — The Har-You Percussion Group

Allen Toussaint — “Tequila” — Bell 45rpm

Ranu Mukherjee — “I Am A Call Girl” — Charas Babu

Thurston Harris — “Purple Stew” — Early Rappers, Hipper Than Hop: The Ancestors of Rap

Los Invasores De Progreso — “Todos Juntos” — Cumbías Chichadélicas: Peruvian Psychedelic Chicha

The Atlantics — “Bombora” — Greasy Rock ‘N’ Roll, Vol. 2

Eno Louis — “Hot Love” — Lagos Disco Inferno Vol. 2: The Cosmic Return

Bill Spencer — “The Jacksons Pt.1 + Pt.2” — Funky L.A. (Lost Funk & Rare Grooves From The Los Angeles Underground 1970-1975)

THE THIRD SET

Machuca Cumbia — “Staying Alive” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2

The Calvaes — “Mambo Fiesta” — Ai! Si! Si!: Mambo & Latin Flavoured Rhythm & Blues

Les Vikings de la Guadeloupe — “Vincent” — The Best Of Nostalgie Caraibes

The Creations — “The Crash” — Surf-Age Nuggets

Kiko Mendive — “Vengo Cepillando” — Un Cubano En Mexico

The Fleur de Lys — “Wait for Me” — Mojo Presents: My Generation, 15 Tracks of ’60s Beat-Filled Teenage Mod Angst

The Hygrades — “In The Jungle” — Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

Bob Seger & the Last Heard — “East Side Sound (Instrumental)” — Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967

Errol Brown & The Revolutionaries — “Ital Stew” — Dub Expression

THE FINAL SET

Andre Williams with The Don Juans — “Going Down To Tijuana”

Orchestre Abass — “Ekule Nugble Nu” — De Bassari Togo

The Rhythm Rockers — “Count Down” — Copper 45rpm

Meas Samon — “Jol Dondeung Kone Key (Going To Get Engaged)” — Cambodian Rocks

Don Armando’s Second Avenue Rhumba Band — “I’m An Indian, Too” — Mutant Disco Volume 3: Garage Sale

King Tubby Feat. Riley All Stars — “Staga Dub” — Concrete Jungle Dub

Hasil Adkins — “No More Hot Dogs” — Out To Hunch

Alfonsín Quintana y su Conjunto Jóvenes del Cayo — “Jorobita Joroba” — Vamos Pa’la Rumba

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Scott Walker — “It’s Raining Today” — Scott 3

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NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #186 ~ 02-23-19]

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Pictured: The Slits.

In the run-up to next week’s first of two Luxuria Music Pledge Drive shows, DJ’s Reeshard & Lee-Roy put on a collective brave face and did their level best to convince anyone within earshot that the world was not ending. Or, more to the point, if the world was in fact about to pop its clogs, no one within the Purple Bat Lounge cared very much about said event. Over three dozen storming tunes were heard in the course of this Saturday evening and a very, very psychedelic twin-bill featured at the Madison Theater. With the appropriate gesture that is his signature, Uncle Morty brought a canister of LSD-25 to the DJ booth. Lee-Roy recognized a thread of conceptual continuity materializing and, in response, fashioned an empathogen-friendly final set. You might ask: What could that have sounded like? You could learn the answer to your own question simply by clicking immediately below…it’s just that easy.

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 186 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Chi-Lites — “(For God’s Sake) Give More Power To The People” — The Best Of The Chi-Lites: The Original Brunswick Recordings 1969-1976

Malinga Five — “Good Time” — Rock Africa

The Bedwells — “Karate Again” — Sleazy Surf! Vol.1

Alessandro Alessandroni — “Afro Discoteca” — Afro Discoteca (12 Inch)

The Detroit Cobras — “Shout Bamalama” — Life, Love and Leaving

The Dhag Dhag’s — “Bohemia” — Psicofasicos De Bolivia

Betty McQuaid — “Tongue Tied” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol.5

The Lebron Brothers — “Boogaloo Pa Mi San Juan” — The Brooklyn Bums

IT’S MADISON TIME…

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Opus 1 — “Back Seat ’38 Dodge” — Malamondo 2

THE SECOND SET

The X-Cellents — “Hey, Little Willie” — Rock’n Roll Dance Party Volume Two

Linval Thompson / Ranking Dread — “Africa Is For Black Man / Africa (dub)” — A Place Called Africa: Songs Of The Lost Tribe

Sounds Of The City Experience — “Stuff N’ Thing” — Sounds Of The City Experience

Bunny Girls — “Why That Person?” — Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea’s Shin Joong

The Crests w/ Johnny Maestro — “Step By Step” — Isn’t It Amazing!

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo — “Holonon” — Cotonou Club

Danny Dell — “Froggy Went A-Courting” — Born Bad Vol. 8

Los Darlings De Huanuco — “Marihuana” — Ayahuasca: Cumbias Psicodélicas Vol. 1

Willie Mitchell — “That Driving Beat” — Say Hi To Northern Soul: Willie Mitchell’s Driving Beat

Anselmo Sacasas y su Orquesta — “Pa’lo Pollo Mai” — Poco Loco

THE THIRD SET

Baby Washington — “Doodlin’” — The Sue Singles

Ray & His Court — “Venimos Acabando” — Cookie Crumbs: A Funk Anthology

Duke Groner — “Oppin for Later” — Jukebox Mambo Vol. 3

Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koolalobitos — “Omuti” — Lagos Baby 1963-1969

T.Rex — “Raw Ramp (Remastered Single Version)” — Electric Warrior

Chutima Duang Porn — “Fon Tok Leaw” — Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular Vol. 2

Gabriel & His Band Of Angels — “I’m Gabriel” — Stompin’ 5

Septima Region — “De La Selva Con Furor” — El Sonido De Tupac Amaru

The Downliners Sect — “Why Don’t You Smile Now” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

THE FINAL SET

Bill Doggett — “Honky Tonk Popcorn” — King Funk: Rare, Fast & Hard. 24 Essential Funk Cuts From The Label That Gave Birth To The Music)

Dizzy K. Falola — “Excuse Me Baby” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The Skeletons — “Nervous Breakdown” — “Live” at the Amador 1979

El Chicano — “Spanish Grease” — Freak Off: Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo

H-Bomb Ferguson — “Rock, H-Bomb, Rock” — Rhythm ‘N’ Blues Vol. 1

Omar Khorshid — “Pop Concerto” — Guitar El Chark

The Slits — “Newtown” — Cut

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Sheila — “A La Meme Heure” — C’est Chic! (French Girl Singers Of The 1960s)

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